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Memorial Number: 35035-002
Type: plaque
Location: Tecumseh Park
Address: 50 William Street North
Chatham, ON
Surveyor: John Sargeant
Photo Credit: John Sargeant

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This plaque was erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation and Kent Military Re-enactment Society.


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A
HISTORIC
DOWNTOWN
COMMITTEE
PROJECT
TECHUMSEH
ON THIS SITE, TECUMSEH, A SHAWNEE
CHIEF, WHO WAS AN ALLY OF THE
BRITISH DURING THE WAR OF 1812,
FOUGHT AGAINST AMERICAN FORCES ON
OCTOBER 4, 1813. TECUMSEH WAS BORN
IN 1768 AND BECAME AN IMPORTANT
ORGANIZER OF NATIVE RESISTANCE TO
THE SPREAD OF WHITE SETTLEMENT IN
NORTH AMERICA. THE DAY AFTER THE
FIGHTING HERE, HE WAS KILLED IN THE
BATTLE OF THAMES NEAR
MORAVIANTOWN. TECUMSEH PARK WAS
NAMED TO COMMEMORATE STRONG
WILL AND DETERMINATION.
SPONSORED BY
ONTARIO HERITAGE FOUNDATION
& KENT MILITARY RE-ENACTMENT SOCIETY
RESEARCHED BY
CHATHAM COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE STUDENTS
J.BRUNT S.WILLISTON J.GAGEN K.BEAUMONT